Discussion in 'General' started by zerokool04, 14 Jul 2005.
thanx once again i have made myself out to be a tit incapable of reading.
It would be nice if the keys supported animation so as your typing the letters shatter then reform, would look very cool imo.
I think overclockers is trying to source these
EDIT: Quote from oc'ers
so that means they will actually get in production?
I wouldn't want it to be wireless though... would use loads of batteries.
IMO it looks perfect... the color and everything... I would certanly pay pretty much for something like that! (about the same price as a 15" or 17" LCD monitor)
found this on the page:
Seems like our dreams will come true!
Glad to see it become a reality.
I posted this as a product idea back in 2002:
Well done Zap!. What else will we be seeing in 2 years time in the computing scene?
Its not real. Its just a consept for the guys photoshop portfolio.
It's not real. Its just a concept for the guys photoshop portfo....
oh wait, after reading the thread, I've determined that there's a prototype, and it's currently in development, and is expected to be done in 2006
good thing I actually read the thread before posting
anyway, I'll be buying one of these, an extremely nifty idea if you ask me, and the open source sdk is very interesting...
i have some ideas for software for it:
It should be one standardset of buttons that comes on when you boot. and when you press the button in the top left corner while pressing one of the shortcut keys you'll get a keyset for that spesific program. Pressing the shortcutkeys without holding down that button opens a program.
oh... and when you press the topleft button you can switch between the standard keyset and the program-spesific keyset.
just n idea...
mabye we should send the aouthor of this site an email with a link to this thread to show that we are interested?
That's something of a strange comparison - does that not translate to any price less than £500?
I y'all are excited about it, but where do you think the cut-off for pricing is? If it was £200, you'd still spooge over it but complain how pricey it was. There's no way it will be less than £100 in my opinion - how much would you be willing to pay?
omg, you gotta love the dicks who ask the questions to get these lol!
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you wouldn't need keystrokes to change the keyboard layouts - the keyboard driver could easily hook into and recognise the current active window and automatically set the keyset with no user interference. the hard thing would be, say, in photoshop, recognising that the "type" tool has been selected, to change the keyboard layout back to QWERTY rather than photoshop tool icons.
i wonder if there'll be enough bandwidth to display winamp visualisations on the numpad when it's not being used.
surely enough for a 70s disco floor effect.
i've got dibs on that plugin
nice idea. a bit more complex, but defeneatly something to aim for.
a winamp plugin is a must ofcourse... and we also need a wallpaper for the keyboard. (man, that sounds strange! )
It's too simple an idea, but of course:
every time you hold down shift all the keys would change to capitols
every time you hold down control all the shortcut keys would change to little icons of what they do
every time you hold down the windows key........
you could probably do some cool stuff by writing a typeing tutor to go with this keyboard - like the home row keys a different color and only the keys being used in the current 'set' being enabled.....
i dont think id be very tempted to pay more than £100 for one of these keyboards, they do look trick as owt out there though. but i cant see them being less than £150 upwards really.
Way to read the thread, champ
250-300 I would be willing to pay which I don't think is unreasonable for a good looking keyboard, As long as they stick to there guns and release the sdk to the public.
I'm still concerned over the life of the oled displays being used afterall my old keyboard lasted me a good 6-7 years before I got a new one and I still use it today, but then again when you set your display to switch into standby mode maybe the keyboard could follow suit.
It's about time the keyboard industry had a shake up I mean whats the most usefull innovation in the past ten years?, the Windows key?
I'm not to worried about the price (I'm willing to blow a grand on a CPU), but the durability is a factor for me. the keyboard i use on my computer now is the same keyboard Ive been using for the past 10 years. (I'm surprised anything from IBM lasted this long)
You're right about the lifetime of OLED's, so until they manage to increase the lifetime of OLED's (particularly blue) an OLED keyboard isn't going to happen just yet...
You can buy keys with a 32x32 or 64x64 LCD matrix on the surface and RGB backlighting, but these currently retail for about £35 per key
I was thinking about that the other day. Its the only piece of standard equipment that hasnt changed. Sure, there are alternative ways of inputting text, but those arent called keyboards. Theyve been illuminated, painted, but never a change to the base input.
i have changed kayboards for looks only... i did manage to crack a keyboard once, but thet was after i have desoldered all the keys. (that's right... each key was a button soldered to a PCB, not a crappy membrane. the old days )
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